Who's going to see the Braves this week? My bestie from Chicago will be in town and we'll be going to July 4th's game. (I'm trying to convince her to convince her boyfriend to come early for batting practice, haha.) Here's a press release from the Braves with more info about what will be going on this week...
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Atlanta Braves Celebrate Independence Day with the All-American Fireworks Spectacular presented by Publix at Turner Field July 3-4, 2012
The Atlanta Braves celebrate with a bang this Independence Day with festivities kicking off on July 3 and culminating on the Fourth of July. On Tuesday, July 3, fans will be dazzled with the first of two spectacular fireworks-filled evenings immediately following the Braves and Cubs matchup.
On Wednesday, July 4th, holiday festivities will continue throughout Turner Field with pregame ceremonies honoring our nation’s birthday, special on-field presentations and the finale of fireworks displays. Fourth of July celebrations include:
· Fans will enjoy live music from the Braves Band of the Year contestants, The Quaildogs, rocking out in Fan Plaza prior to the game.
· A giant flag held by Braves staff and their family members will cover the outfield.
· The U.S. Army Old guard Fife & Drums Corps will perform the national anthem.
· A 4-ship of T-6 Texans out of Vance Air Force Base from Oklahoma will perform a flyover.
· During the sixth inning, the Braves will pay tribute to a local “Hometown Hero,” a WWII and Korean War Vet, from the United States military.
· Local fan-favorite, Timothy Miller, from the Atlanta Opera will perform God Bless American during the seventh inning stretch.
· Following the matchup between the Braves and the Chicago Cubs, the post-game “All American Fireworks Spectacular,” presented by Publix Super Markets, will feature a dazzling display of pyrotechnics, choreographed to patriotic music that will light up the Atlanta skyline in red, white and blue.
Helpful Hints for Fans visiting the Independence Day Celebrations July 3-4:
· Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance on Braves.com/tickets.
· Arrive Early – Gates open 2.5 hours prior to first pitch on the 4th of July. Fans are encouraged to come out and enjoy all the pregame festivities in Fan Plaza, including live music from The Quaildogs and pregame Military tributes.
Atlanta Braves game tickets, starting as low as $6, are available at braves.com/tickets, the Braves Ticket Office at Turner Field, the Braves Clubhouse Store at the CNN Center, all PUBLIX Ticketmaster outlets, or by calling 1-800-745-3000.